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Kathleen Kimmel

Kathleen Kimmel, RN, BSN, MHA/MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS joined Health Catalyst as an Engagement Executive in January 2014. Former positions include Chief Clinical Officer for Health Care DataWorks, Chief Nursing Officer for MedeAnalytics, Vice President Nursing Informatics for McKesson, Director of Clinical Informatics for Catholic Health Initiatives and Business Intelligence/Enterprise Data Warehouse Consultant for IBM. She holds a masters degree in healthcare administration from Duke University. Other roles include hospital administrative and strategic planning positions. Nursing experience comprises director of quality improvement, home care, nurse manager, and critical care nursing. She is on the faculty of the University of Colorado Graduate School Nursing Division and serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Certifications include Certified Professional Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Scrum Master (a form of Agile product development and project management).

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How Analytics Will Help You Achieve the Triple Aim

Many years ago, Dr. Donald Burwick and the IHI developed the concept of the Triple Aim to improve healthcare but little interest ensued. However, with the government’s focus on healthcare reform, there’s now a widespread interest in using the Triple Aim to achieve three main goals: 1) Improve the experience of care. 2) Improve the health of populations. 3) Reduce the per capita costs of healthcare. By using analytics, health systems will be able to achieve all three components of the Triple Aim.